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Graduation means being awarded a state approved certificate or degree once all of the requirements for that degree/certificate have been successfully completed.
Commencement is a ceremony in which students have the opportunity to celebrate their academic accomplishments. Skagit Valley College holds commencement ceremonies at the end of spring quarter each year at the Mount Vernon and Whidbey Island Campuses and San Juan Center. Participation in commencement does not mean that a student has graduated and students do not receive diplomas on that day.
1 - *Complete a Diploma Application and turn it in at the Registration office on Mount Vernon Campus, South Whidbey Center and San Juan Center. Turn in your form at the Student Services office at Whidbey Island Campus.
2 - Take care of all academic and financial deficiencies. All academic and financial deficiences must be cleared before degree/certificates will be posted/granted.
*If you have applied for a degree and/or certificate in the last five years and you did not complete the requirements, you do not need to reapply. To reactivate an old diploma application please contact:
Mount Vernon Campus, San Juan Campuses: call (360) 416-7663
Whidbey and South Whidbey Campuses: call (360) 679-5319
When you have completed all requirements, your degree/certificate will be posted to your transcript, usually 2-3 weeks after final grades are posted. Diplomas are normally mailed approximately twelve weeks after the end of a quarter. If you graduate during a quarter, your diploma will be processed with the current quarter graduates.
Per SHB 1758 Skagit Valley College may award an individual who is over 21 years of age, who satisfactorily completes an associate degree, a high school diplomas upon written request from the student. If you are over 21 and have earned your associate degree and have not earned a high school diploma, be sure to apply for your high school diploma.